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Abena is a widow and has two children. She has received no formal education.

Abena sells beans and plantains in Nkontrodo, near Elmina, which she has done for the past twenty years. Abena uses her income to support herself and her children and save for their futures. Abena will use the loan to purchase a greater quantity of beans and plantains to sell. With the new profits from her expanded business, Abena plans to increase her working capital and save for her future.

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Important Information About CRAN

Please note that Kiva considers loans to this Field Partner, CRAN, to be particularly HIGH RISK. This organization has had very serious delinquency problems brought about by problems with its credit methodology, local environmental shocks including a depletion of local fisheries in its core area of operation (Cape Coast and the Central Province), and insufficient follow up with late clients. Lenders to this business should be aware that there is an increased risk of not getting repaid on this loan due to the challenges facing the Field Partner.

CRAN's creditors - including Kiva - have entered into a new Restructuring Agreement (For more information, please see CRAN's Field Partner profile: ). Kiva will extend its ongoing policy of allowing CRAN to continue to raise funds on the Kiva website. New funds raised will be used to make repayments on older CRAN loans via Kiva’s standard net billing process.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,732,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.9
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Abena to purchase a greater quantity of beans and plantains to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013